How much moonshine will a 5 gallon still produce?
A 5 gallon run will yield 1-2 gallons of alcohol. A 8 gallon run will yield 1.5-3 gallons of alcohol. A 10 gallon run will yield 2-4 gallons of alcohol.
Is personal distilling illegal?
No matter what you may have seen on the Discovery Channel, home distilling in the United States remains very much illegal. It’s perfectly legal to own a still, and you can even use it, as long as you’re not making alcohol – so, you can make essential oils without a permit, or perfume, or distilled water.
What happens if you get caught distilling?
Under 26 U.S.C. 7201, any person who willfully attempts to evade or defeat any Internal Revenue Code tax (including the tax on distilled spirits) has committed a felony and shall be fined up to $100,000, imprisoned for up to 5 years, or both, plus the cost of prosecution.
How long does the Air Still take?
It will take about 1.5 hours for the water to heat up. Once distillation starts, water will begin to drip slowly into the spirit collector or jug. The still will take about 10 hours to distil the 4 L (1 US Gal).
How many Foreshots can you get per gallon?
So this is what you want to collect—and then discard. You’ll collect the foreshots until your vapor temperature reaches about 175°F (80°C), and Rick recommends collecting at least 4 ounces per 5 gallons that you’re distilling. This would be at least 5.2 ounces for a 6.5 gallon batch, or 10.4 ounces for a 13 gallon run.
What type of distillation equipment do we supply?
We are happy to supply both copper and stainless steel distillation equipment for anyone from smaller home distillers to large-scale commercial operations. Our milk can boilers are made from a thicker stainless steel than most, and all of our distilling towers are rock solid with high-quality welds.
What is the best place to buy moonshine supplies?
Moonshine Distiller is the one stop source for all of your distilling equipment and moonshine supplies, no matter whether you are home distilling or commercially distilling.
What equipment do I need to start a moonshine distillery?
We can supply you with just about anything you need for your distillery, be it the alcohol still itself, moonshine still kits, fermenters, mash tuns, storage tanks, mash pumps and sanitary hoses, steam boilers, electric heat control kits, cleaning chemicals, barrels, ingredients, or just good ‘ole advice!
Why hillbilly stills for distilling?
Hillbilly Stills specializes in home distilling equipment and supplies for experienced home distillers and first-timers. Our experience in the moonshine distilling industry enables us to provide high-quality distilling products to produce a high-quality product.